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Gary United Methodist Church 224 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL September 23, 2018 Gary Church in Mission Sept. Mission Focus: Christopher and Michelle Hays, Columbia. To learn more about the work of the Hays family, visit their website at To make a donation, please use the yellow envelope in the pews and check “Hays.” Gary’s Cub Scout Pack 335 will be selling popcorn for its fundraiser in the Commons before the 9 a.m. service and at 10 a.m. today. Gary’s Boy Scout Troop 35 will be taking advance orders for Christmas greens and wreaths today and on Sept. 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Commons. Socktober Helping Hands Mission: Gary’s children are collecting new socks to be donated to a local mission. Donations can be dropped off in the Lower Level through Oct. 21. Join Gary Kids as they share small acts of kindness that make a big difference!

Children’s and Youth Ministries 4th & 5th Grade Fellowship: Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Abby Farms. We will meet at Gary and travel to Abby Farms in Aurora for Pumpkin Daze. Cost is $10 per person. Register through the Church Office by Sept. 26 at [email protected]. Gary Playdate: Come play with us at our new meeting time, the first Wednesday of each month. Join us in the Gary Activity Center on Oct. 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. to socialize with other parents while your little ones play. Snacks will be provided! Midweek at Gary Youth: Midweek does not meet on the last Wednesday of the month. Middle Schoolers, join us on Oct. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Activity Center. Serve Sunday: Oct. 7 from 3 to 4 p.m. Middle and high school students are invited to come play bingo with the residents at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 831 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton. Word and Table: Our new format for High School Sunday nights begins on Oct. 7. We will meet every other week from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for dinner at a different host home. On Oct. 7 we will meet at the Marra’s home. Contact [email protected] for details.

Opportunities at Gary Church Explore Membership: Today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Anderson Room. Anyone considering membership is invited to join the pastors to get better acquainted and discuss what it means to be United Methodist. The Lunchtime Literary Society will kick off its new season with a lunch and book selection meeting on Sept. 25 at Cafe K’Tizo, at noon. Instead of packing a lunch, plan to buy lunch there. Come prepared to suggest books for the rest of the year. Grief Support: Although the Grief Support group will not meet this fall, past members are invited to coffee on Sept. 26 and Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. in the Commons. 4th Friday Game Night: Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Commons. Join adults of all ages for an evening of bridge, dominoes, Scrabble, friends, and fellowship. Caleb Factor Men's Ministry: Oct. 6 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Commons. All men are invited to join us to hear guest speaker Greg Chapman, Aurora District Lay Leader, discuss vocation and service, and ways God calls us to live into our faith. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Gary’s parking lot. Sign up to decorate a trunk at and be sure to join us for this spook-tacular event! Donations of candy and new/used Halloween costumes are needed and can be dropped off outside the Church Office. Please contact [email protected] for more information. Childcare providers (leaders and assistants) needed for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) + MOMSnext (Mothers of Older Kids) on the second and fourth Tuesdays, Sept.–May, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details and to apply, contact Carey Bebar at [email protected].

Weekday Studies Fear of the Other Book Discussion: Mondays through Oct. 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Anderson Room Women’s Bible Study: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Room Men’s Bible Study: Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Commons E beginning Oct. 2 Devotional Studies: Thursdays at 10 a.m. in Commons E

Burning Bush Art Gallery—An Outreach of Gary Church Now Showing: Awakenings Project through Sept. 30. This show features artists that are survivors of mental illness. For more information visit or the Chimes newsletter.